Testimony in Uresti trial shows a mix of sex and money, UT rolling back transparency, GOP chair talks Speaker censure

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State Sen. Carlos Uresti touted a “no-risk” investment opportunity to a grieving mother while raking off fees and having sex with her, the woman testified last week

The University of Texas System, UT Austin, and several other UT institutions have stopped posting their public records production online, shuttering a transparency initiative launched by former UT regent Wallace Hall.

James Dickey, who was elected Chairman of the Republican Party of Texas in June 2017, gave his first far-reaching interview about the historic censure of House Speaker Joe Straus.

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Southern Baptist Convention added to Pressler molestation lawsuit

Port Arthur ‘Ghost’ tenants in Section 8 housing meant taxpayer dollars for landlord

Dallas City Council candidates received thousands from CEO tied to federal bribery investigation

Former University of Texas track and field coach claims discrimination after firing over relationship with student

Activist Houston taxpayers claim victory in special district court ruling, district says not so fast

Report: FBI, IRS looking at emergency services special district

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